Housing Challenges For Landlords & Renters During The Pandemic

Apr 22, 2020

Credit Dan Tuohy; NHPR

As coronavirus leads to record unemployment, many people are struggling to pay rent. We talk about the rights of tenants and landlords during the pandemic, and how COVID-19 is impacting access to safe, reliable, and affordable housing. 

Air date: Thursday, April 23, 2020.


GUESTS:

  • Brian Shaughnessy - Attorney who works in landlord/tenant disputes, and President of the NH Bar Association's Pro Bono program. 
  • Elliott Berry - Managing attorney with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, where he is the codirector of the Housing Justice Project. 
  • Elissa Margolin -  Director of Housing Action NH, a coalition focused on affordable housing in the Granite State. 
  • Nick Norman - Director of Legislative Affairs for the Apartment Association of New Hampshire. 

Resources:

N.H. Legal Assistance Resources for COVID-19, including new orders on evictions and rental payments. 

N.H. Legal Aid Guide to Governor Sununu's emergency orders related to housing

Housing Action NH's guidelines and resources for property managers, owners, and tenants related to COVID-19. 

Governor Sununu's Emergency Order placing a moritorium on evictions and utility disconnections during the State of Emergency declaration, which is set to expire on April 24th unless it is renewed. 

The Granite State Organizing Project has an eviction and foreclosure fact sheet for the pandemic.